2018 AWARDS PROGRAM

Thank you for your interest in our 2018 APA-IL Awards Program! We're excited to call attention to the best of Illinois' urban planning.

 

The nomination period has ended.

Important Dates:

  • Awards Nominations due Friday, July 27, 2018. Submit online Nomination Form by 5:00 p.m. CST, July 27, 2018. Supporting materials accepted up to 24 hours after July 20th, 5:00 pm Nomination Form deadline.

  • Project Award Nomination Fees due by 5:00 pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Project nominations will not be judged if fee is not paid by this deadline.

  • Award winners will be notified in late August 2018.

  • Award winners will be announced in September 2018.

  • Award winners will be honored September 26, 2018 at the 2018 APA-IL State Conference in Springfield, IL.

Download the 2018 APA-IL Awards Program to learn about this year's awards categories and criteria.

New for 2018:

  • We've aligned our judging criteria with APA's. That makes it easy to submit your project for a national award!

  • A new "Healthy & Active Community Award"

  • We've removed the Sustainability Award but added sustainability criteria to each of our project awards. Afterall, shouldn't all good plans be sustainable?

 

Complete a 2018 Awards Nomination in 4 easy steps!

STEP 1: Online Nomination Form

The deadline for nominations was July 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CST. 

STEP 2: Confirmation

Upon submitting the online nomination form, you will receive a confirmation email from editor@ilapa.org within 24 hours. The email will include a link to upload supporting documents.

All supporting documents must be received within 24 hours of the close of nominations, July 27th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

 

If you are submitting a nomination for a PROJECT AWARD, your confirmation email will include an invoice for our Project Award Nomination Fee. Note: there is no fee for Student Project Awards or Service Awards.

STEP 3: Upload Documentation

In the email from editor@ilapa.org, you will receive a link to upload your supporting documents (no files larger than 75MB).

  • Supporting documents for Project Nominations

    • Narrative (not more than 3 pages) on why this project deserves this award. Use the Award Criteria, listed in this document, for guidance on Project Awards.  (.pdf or .doc)

    • If you did not provided a link to your project in the online submission form, please upload a copy of the project. No files larger than 75MB please. (.pdf or .doc)

    • Letter(s) of support for the nomination from the agency/entity that funded the work.

    • Logo(s) of agencies / companies to be recognized (.jpg, .gif, .tif, .pdf)

  • Supporting documents for Service Nominations

    • Narrative (not more than 3 pages) on why this individual deserves this award. (.pdf or .doc)

    • Resume of nominee (optional)

    • Letter(s) of support for the nomination (optional)

    • Headshot or photograph of nominee (.jpg, .tif)

All supporting documents must be received within 24 hours of the close of nominations, July 27th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

STEP 4: Fee for Project Awards

The confirmation email from editor@ilapa.org will also include an invoice for the $50 Project Award Submission Fee. This fee is payable via credit card, via PayPal, or check. Instructions for each payment method will be included. Please note: submission fees must be received by July 31, 2018.

If you are paying via check, please send your payment to the following address. In the memo line, please indicate the name of the project or service award nominee:

 

American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter

ATTN: 2018 Awards Program

c/o NIU Center for Governmental Studies

148 N. 3rd St.

DeKalb, IL 60115

Thank You!

We appreciate you taking the time to submit a nomination for your outstanding plan or person. Good luck and we hope to see you in September!

WHO WE ARE

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is the premier authority on urban planning issues and professional development for Illinois' urban planners.

 

The APA-IL is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois.  We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state.  We pride ourselves on "Creating Great Communities for All" in Illinois.  

 

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